OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council held a Health, Education and Welfare committee meeting Aug 9.
The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 23-074 A tribal resolution of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation confirming the nomination of Michael Flud to serve on the College of the Muscogee Nation Board of Regents. Representative Anna Marshall sponsored this legislation, which passed 4-0. This will be presented to the full council at the regular session.
The Principal Chief has nominated Michael Flud (Mvskoke), to serve on the CMN Board of Regent, with the National Council confirming this nomination. This term will begin upon confirmation and will end on September 30, 2029.
NCA 23-071 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the health resources and services administration (HRSA) University of Oklahoma Health Services Center, the Family Medicine Obstetrical training expansion in residency for tribal, rural and medically underserved communities in Oklahoma grant. Representative Robert Hufft sponsored this legislation, which passed 4-0. This will be presented to the full council at the regular session.
The amount of $235,183 for the Family Medicine Obstetrical training expansion in residency grant will be used to train 16 residents in the tribal rural area. During their second and third year of residency training, they will receive a minimum of 14 additional didactic obstetrical and gynecology lectures that focus on obstetrical care for high-risk and under-resourced populations such as women from rural, urban and underserved tribal communities.
NCA 23-073 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation amending MCNCA Title 35, § 6-102 entitled “Accountability”. Speaker William Lowe sponsored this legislation, which passed 4-0. This will be presented to the full council at the regular session.
The MCN school clothing program allows Mvskoke students to purchase clothing each school year. However if the receipts aren’t provided, students will not be eligible for funds the next program year. This affects fostered or newly adopted children if their parent or guardian does not return the receipts. This act will help Mvskoke foster children or newly adopted students to not be penalized if their parent or guardian failed to submit receipts for the previous year.
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